Health Care Challenge Cup


You are the ones racing to our aid and providing care when we aren’t feeling our best. Now, you can race to the finish line with some sick paddling techniques in our Health Care & Ambulance Services Challenge Cup. Stop tending wounds and increase those endorphins as you enjoy some friendly competition against teams whose members work for hospitals, medical clinics, or medical or dental offices.


Past Participants include:

Liu Dental Centres - Gung Ho (Liu Dental Centres)
Accreditation Canada (Accreditation Canada)
Team Stroke (Champlain Regional Stroke Network)
Family Services Ottawa (Family Services Ottawa)
modernOT (modernOT)
Canoe Paddle Faster? (Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre)
Health Standards Organization (Health Standards Organization)
CIHR Paddles for Health (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
OutCare Foundation Palliative Care Paddlers (NfR Consulting Group)
Vaxxer Vikings (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Wake Up Warriors (The Ottawa Hospital)
CMHA Paddling Devils (CMHA)
Epocalypse (Epocal Inc.)



Team Rate: $1400
Out of Town Rate: $995 *Outside 100km radius of Ottawa
Individual Rate: Cost determined by team paddling with.



Early Bird Rate: $1300 (50 spots available)
Teams registered in the following divisions: $850 (25 spots available)

Teams outside North America: FREE


Registration includes:

  • Two team practices with certified coaches
  • Opportunity for top fundraising teams to qualify to race in the Charity Challenge Cup 
  • Access to free concert series and onsite activities
  • Opportunity to compete in various community and corporate divisions
  • Team site to hang out between races; decorate to have fun or promote your business/organization
  • Invitation for all team members to the Opening Ceremony and Parade of Champions
  • Entry into team t-shirt, team site and team spirit competitions 
  • All equipment provided (boats, paddles, PFDs)
Team Details:

Mixed - must race with a minimum of 8 female paddlers.
Women - must race with all female paddlers, but can have a drummer and/or steersperson of either gender.
Open - teams are often comprised of primarily male paddlers, but females may also paddle. Open teams can have a drummer and/or steersperson of either gender.

Teams may be comprised of 16-20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steersperson and up to 6 spares (maximum roster of 28).